Michael Avenatti Convicted of Extortion; Faces 8 Years

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Michael Avenatti has been convicted of extorting Nike and now faces up to 8 years in prison.

According to Fox News:

Federal prosecutors are seeking an eight-year prison sentence for disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti in his attempted extortion case, and that’s not even close to the end of the legal troubles for the former media darling.

The spectacular downfall of Avenatti from possible Democratic presidential candidate – CNN’s Brian Stelter memorably told Avenatti he took him seriously as a White House contender because of his cable news presence – to convicted felon is yet another in a series of stinging media embarrassments in recent years.

Avenatti was convicted last year of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to go public with corruption allegations at the athletic apparel company and cause billions of dollars in valuation losses.

“The defendant, a prominent attorney and media personality with a large public following, betrayed his client and sought to enrich himself by weaponizing his public profile in an attempt to extort a publicly-traded company out of tens of millions of dollars. This was an egregious abuse of trust, and it warrants real and serious punishment,” prosecutors wrote in their court filing, according to the Associated Press.

Avenatti will also face trial for charges related to him defrauding his clients out of millions of dollars. This practice will also take him to trial next year on allegations he defrauded Stormy Daniels out of more than $300,000.



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glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
1 month ago

Him or Biden. Like having a choice between the frying pan and the fire. It’s enough to make one miss Ted Kennedy.

maxibaby
maxibaby
1 month ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Couldn’t of happened to a nicer guy.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Amen! One can’t help but laugh at this crap.

Mac
Mac
1 month ago

True but Biden is coming after all Trump supporters. It’s the next step to stymie everything but what they want in socialism

cashgirl
1 month ago

Happy to see Avenatti get his comeuppance at last! Although I admit I have no problem with his attempted extortion of Stormy Daniels, given her attempts to “extort” and ruin President Trump! She and Avenatti are obviously birds of a feather and deserve each other. But this guy is just a sleazy weasel, and that has been obvious from the first time he stepped in front of a camera in his arrogant way, thinking he was smart enough to do anything he wanted and get away with it. 🙁

maxibaby
maxibaby
1 month ago
Reply to  cashgirl

In the words of Tucker Carlson……”Michael Avenatti is a creepy porn lawyer!” AND, I would add, he will never receive punishment befitting his crimes and sins!

cashgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  maxibaby

That’s for sure, maxibaby — the insidious liberals rarely pay appropriate consequences for all the harmful, illegal stuff they do! But their day’s coming in the end, and they likely won’t like the hot temperature of that dark place!!!

Wyatt
1 month ago
Reply to  cashgirl

Yeah but you know he was taking it out in trade with stormy .

Mutzika
Mutzika
1 month ago

Only 8 years?
the common man goes to jail for a lot longer time for far lesser crime
hope the inside will pick him over well

Lock her up
1 month ago
Reply to  Mutzika

Crooked doj will exonerated him he’s a demoKKKRAT

TPS
TPS
1 month ago
Reply to  Mutzika

They’ll put him in some white-collar prison. That’s where all the elite equality minded people go. 

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago

Of ALL the people the lib media has given time and credence to, Avenatti has to be the most obvious loser. The very first time I saw him in front of cameras and heard him speak I laughed. It’s just incredulous that anyone with any work brain cells at all would give him the time of day.

Susanna
Susanna
1 month ago
Reply to  Scotty

Wasn’t he going to run for President? LOL!

Lock her up
1 month ago
Reply to  Susanna

He will run in 2024

James Corcoran corcoran
Reply to  Lock her up

from jail????/

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…GOD is STILL S EPA RATING the GOOD APPLES from the BAD ONES. Fro m SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Susanna
Susanna
1 month ago

Wonder what CNN is going to do about this? They literally gave him worship for defaming Trump. Evil is as evil does and Avenatti got his just dues. Even Stormy Daniels hates him because he cheated her out of her money too. She deserved that also.

Carol Hile
Carol Hile
1 month ago

You went too far about Kennedy missing him under any circumstance is a push!

Dee S
1 month ago

Oh my, the Creepy Porn Lawyer gets justice.

Bill
Bill
1 month ago

Why am I not surprised? He must of not been in the right party, they don’t go to jail

Carol
Carol
1 month ago

Democrats don’t like the exposure of their corruption and President Trump unmasked all their ugliness and pay to play schemes

Carol
Carol
1 month ago

at least some of them, as there are way too many

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

Is Avenatti often nutty?

tzwksq
tzwksq
1 month ago

HEY CNN… HOW DO YOU LIKE HIM NOW!

Laxmom
Laxmom
1 month ago

Avenutti getting his karma…ahh, finally.

sly8ball
sly8ball
1 month ago

what about the other 35 charges against Avenatti? when will he be sentenced for the charges of failure to pay taxes, fraud, perjury, embezzlement? you and I both know if we did any of those we would have been locked up already….

Brett Gordon
1 month ago

If you check Avenatti’s ancestory, you may find he has rodent DNA in his family.

Wyatt
1 month ago
Reply to  Brett Gordon

His mother was scared by a rat ? 😳

Wyatt
1 month ago

Well Mikey ; Do the crime , do the time !

milos leubner
milos leubner
1 month ago

JUST WONDERING : HOW MANY DEMOCRATS CAN FIT IN ONE PRISON CELLS ?

Pgb
Pgb
1 month ago

Hmm, 8 years for the previous dimocrap presidential front runner. Now if Beijing Briben can just join him.

TPS
TPS
1 month ago

Should be a longer. Another dem/msm darling bites the dust!

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

Isn’t it interesting that the Democrats always seem to fawn over the crooks?

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